Resident Evil and Street Fighter hitmaker Capcom announced that its action role-playing game Monster Hunter World is seeing a spike in sales thanks to the yet to be released expansion for the game, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Along with what’s being described as “strategic discounts”, Monster Hunter World sales have hit 13.1 million.
“We believe that the announcement of the massive expansion Monster Hunter World: Iceborne as well as strategic discounts of Monster Hunter World stimulated sales among new customers, driving sales growth,” the company said during a Q&A session following its latest earnings report.
And while Monster Hunter World: Iceborne seems to be propelling sales of Monster Hunter World, Capcom isn’t quite sure how to gauge pre-release hype for it.
“We are refraining from making a statement regarding this because, in addition to this being our first attempt at launching a massive expansion digitally, we have no option in place for pre-ordering/shipping this title in digital sales, thus it is difficult for us to give an estimate of the first shipment until after the release date,” the firm said.
Considering that Monster Hunter World is the biggest-selling game in the company’s history, it appears that Capcom wants to keep expectations in check. In addition to this, the company updated its list of best-selling games.
Capcom Million Seller List 2019
- Monster Hunter World 13.1 million
- Resident Evil 5 7.5 million
- Resident Evil 6 7.3 million
- Resident Evil 7 6.6 million
- Street Fighter 2 6.3 million
- Resident Evil 2 (PS1 version) 4.96 million
- Monster Hunter Freedom 3 4.9 million
- Resident Evil 2 (2019 version) 4.5 million
- Monster Hunter X 4.3 million
- Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 4.2 million
Previously, Capcom revealed that Monster Hunter World sales hit 13 million. To celebrate that, the company made a special item pack available in game.
Monster Hunter World 13 million units shipped Special Item Pack contents
- Attack Jewel x 1
- Appreciation Ticket x 13
- Silver Egg x 13
- Gold Wyverian Print x 3
- Heavy Armor Sphere x 3
The Special Item Pack will be available as a login bonus from July 25 until August 9.
Monster Hunter World is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne releases this September on consoles.